Proverbs 22:5
Good News Translation
If you love your life, stay away from the traps that catch the wicked along the way.

Contemporary English Version
Crooks walk down a road full of thorny traps. Stay away from there!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse: but he that keepeth his own soul, departeth far from them.

New American Bible
Thorns and snares are on the path of the crooked; those who would safeguard their lives will avoid them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse: but he that keepeth his own soul, departeth far from them.

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Proverbs 13:15 Good instruction shall give grace: in the way of scorners is a deep pit.

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns: the way of the just is without offence.

Joshua 23:13 Know ye for a certainty that the Lord your God will not destroy them before your face, but they shall be a pit and a snare in your way, and a stumbling-block at your side, and stakes in your eyes, till he take you away and destroy you from off this excellent land, which he hath given you.

Job 18:8 For he hath thrust his feet into a net, and walketh in its meshes.

Psalm 11:6 The Lord trieth the just and the wicked: but he that loveth iniquity, hateth his own soul.

Psalm 18:26,27 And with the elect thou wilt be elect: and with the perverse thou wilt be perverted. . . .

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Proverbs 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his soul: but he that hath no guard on his speech shall meet with evils.

Proverbs 16:17 The path of the just departeth from evils: he that keepeth his soul keepeth his way.

Proverbs 19:16 He that keepeth the commandment, keepeth his own soul: but he that neglecteth his own way, shall die.

Psalm 91:1 The praise of a canticle for David. He that dwelleth in the aid of the most High, shall abide under the protection of the God of Jacob.

1 John 5:18 We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not: but the generation of God preserveth him and the wicked one toucheth him not.

Jude 1:20,21 But you, my beloved, building yourselves upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, . . .

Context
A Good Name
4The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life. 5Arms and swords are in the way of the perverse: but he that keepeth his own soul, departeth far from them.6It is a proverb: A young man according to his way, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.…
Cross References
Proverbs 15:19
The way of the slothful is as a hedge of thorns: the way of the just is without offence.

Proverbs 22:4
The fruit of humility is the fear of the Lord, riches and glory and life.

Proverbs 29:6
A snare shall entangle the wicked man when he sinneth: and the just shall praise and rejoice.

Additional Translations
Thorns and snares lie on the path of the perverse; he who guards his soul stays far from them.Thorns and snares are in the way of the fraudulent: he that does keep his soul shall be far from them.

Thorns and'snares are in the way of the perverse: He that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.

Thistles and snares are in perverse ways; but he that keeps his soul will refrain from them.

Thorns [and] snares are in the way of the perverse: he that keepeth his soul holdeth himself far from them.

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that keepeth his soul shall be far from them.

Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward: he that doth keep his soul shall be far from them.

Thorns and snares are in the path of the wicked: whoever guards his soul stays from them.

Thorns -- snares are in the way of the perverse, Whoso is keeping his soul is far from them.
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